Music Adjunct Profiles
Dr. Jacqueline Adams Adjunct, French Horn
Dr. Jacquelyn Adams is the Associate Principal horn of the Pensacola Symphony and has performed with a variety of ensembles such as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony, National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, Kanye West, Luciano Pavarotti, as well as multiple NYC Broadway pit orchestras. Adams was the featured horn soloist at Canada's Sixth International Horn Day 2012, a regional soloist at the Mid-South Horn Workshop 2012 and also presented "Playing Outside the Lines: Creating and Marketing Your Own Horn Niche" at the 2012 International Horn Symposium 44. Television and movie appearances include CBS's "The Early Show," Disney's "Step Up 3D" and BET's 2007 Music Awards; she also records regularly for NFL Films. Audio recordings include Genghis Barbie's "Debut Album," Astor Piazzolla's "Oblivion," and David Byrne & St. Vincent's latest album "Love This Giant." Dr. Adams earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master of Music Degree from Yale University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from SUNY Stony Brook.
Bret Barrow Adjunct, Trombone
Dr. Boyan I. Bonev
Dr. Boyan I. Bonev Adjunct, Cello/Bass
Award winning cellist Boyan Bonev is a native of Bulgaria. He holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and Bachelor of Music degree from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. His cello teachers include Gregory Sauer, David Bjella, Lubomir Georgiev, Anatoli Krastev, Venzeslav Nikolov, and Tatcho Tatchev. Bonev has participated in master classes with Jon Kimura Parker, AndrÃ©s DÃaz, Felix Wang, Christopher Rex, Norman Shetler, Carsten Eckert, Christoph Richter, Robert Cohen, and Michail Homitzer. He has performed in a number of prestigious music festivals and conferences in Europe and USA such as College Music Society Southern Regional Conference and Florida Music Educators' Association Conference in Tampa, FL, "Varga Celebration" in Greensboro, NC, "Seven Days of Opening Nights" and Festival of New Music in Tallahassee, FL, "Musica Nova" and "New Bulgarian Music" in Sofia, Bulgaria, "Varna Summer" in Varna, Bulgaria, and "March Music Days" in Rousse, Bulgaria.
Bonev is an active performer of solo and chamber music, was featured as a soloist of the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra and the Stara Zagora Symphony Orchestra, and performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall. He is a prize winner from the Bulgarian National Competition for Singers and Instrumentalists, and the International Competition "Music and Earth."
Bonev performs with the Tallahassee, Pensacola, Albany, Florida Lakes, Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestras. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of West Florida, he taught cello and double bass at the Albany State University and Darton College. Bonev is on the faculty of the Florida State University Summer Music Camps and taught cello and chamber music as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Florida State University.
Michael Coleman Adjunct, Theory
Michael Coleman teaches theory, instrumentation, counterpoint, and composition at the University of West Florida. He has participated as composer/pianist in numerous new music programs and festivals in the U.S and Russia and has also had works performed in France, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.Â Some of the programs and festivals include the Art Between Centuries Conference (Rostov-on-Don, Russia), Astrakhan's (Russia) Evenings of Chamber Music Festival, Capital Composers Alliance, Charles Ives Center, College Music Society, Delius Association of Florida, First Modern Russian and American Music Festival (Kolomna, Russia), Louisiana Composers Guild, Moscow Autumn, New Music Chicago, Russian Mission International Festival of Arts (Kostroma & Moscow, Russia), Southeastern Composer’s League, and the Uptown/Downtown Series (NYC). Among his awards are First Prize in both the 1991 and 1992 NFMC National Composer's Competitions and First Prize in the 1989 Res Musica Baltimore Competition. Other awards include Certificate of Excellence for Best Short Composition and First & Second Prize in the Keyboard Category of the 2001 Composer's Guild Competition held in Farmington, Utah.
Dr. Coleman has premiered a number of his own piano works along with those by Merab Gagnidze, Jerry Sieg, and Sergei Zhukov. He has also written works for chamber ensembles, voice, & orchestra and as part of the duo Tone Twister, he and tubist Tim Jackson have performed a variety of original and new works for tuba and piano. Coleman received his doctorate from the University of Maryland and holds degrees from the University of New Orleans and the University of South Alabama, studying with Lawrence Moss, Jerry Sieg, and Carl Alette, respectively. His Two Bagatelles were part of a 2007 CD release by pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi through Capstone Records and recent performances of his works include those by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, Lyceum Series at Pensacola State College, and the Society of Composers, Inc. He was an artist fellowship grant recipient from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 1994 and he received a Meet-the-Composer grant in 1995. Dr. Coleman has served as adjudicator on a number of composition competitions, most recently for the 2009 SCI/ASCAP Region I Composition Competition. His work, 3:48 Eastern, was premiered by cellist Rachel Arnold on August 30, 2009 on a New Music Hartford concert consisting only of premiers of works written between 3:00 & 4:00 p.m. eastern on August 2, 2009. Ms. Arnold later performed the work at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, in February, 2010. His Lenten congregational hymn O Dear Lord! Pity Me! was sung weekly during Lent, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church in Silverhill, AL which uses a text adapted from Psalm 51 by former Pastor David Johnson. His Gulf Coast Crystals (2010) was premiered by the Gulf Coast Virtuosi (violinist Leonid Yanovskiy & pianist Kadisha Onalbayeva) on July 25, 2010 on the New Sunset Series in Highland Part, IL with three subsequent performances along the gulf coast, including a performance at the University of West Florida. Dr. Coleman also teaches at Pensacola State College and is the organist/music director at Zion Lutheran Church in Silverhill, Alabama.
Steve Ferry Adjunct, Percussion
Steve Ferry teaches Applied Percussion, Percussion Methods and Jazz History at the University of West Florida as well as Applied Percussion at Pensacola State College. He also directs the UWF Percussion Ensemble and is assistant director of the UWF Jazz Ensemble.
He is currently a performing member of the Pensacola Symphony, Pensacola Opera and Pensacola Children’s Chorus Orchestra. He also performs many styles of music along the gulf coast playing drum set, steel pan, vibraphone and hand percussion with a variety of ensembles in a variety of settings.
He has performed with a number of big bands including the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra( led by Chris Riddle), Big Band U.S.A., the Roy Russel Big Band, the Don Snowden All-Star Band, the Joe Occhipinti Continental Swing Orchestra and the East Side West Side Big Band. He has also played with the jazz ensembles of UWF, Pensacola Junior College, the University of South Alabama, Xavier University and the University of New Orleans.
He has performed in the Pensacola, Mobile, Seaside, Magnolia Springs and New Orleans Jazz festivals as well as music festivals in Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands and Brazil.
He holds two Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University of West Florida, one in Interdisciplinary Humanities and one in Music Performance. He has studied jazz improvisation with Ellis Marsalis, and jazz drumming with Chuck Christian, Conner Shaw and David Lee (played and recorded with Sonny Rollins).
Matt Fossa Adjunct, Oboe
Lori Glaze Adjunct, Elementary Music
Mrs. Glaze has been an adjunct instructor for the Department of Music since - teaching Music for the Elementary Teacher. She graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with an emphasis in piano performance and elementary music education. Since graduating, Mrs. Glaze has taught music in kindergarten through college in Ohio and Florida.
Dr. Jonathan Martin
Dr. Jonathan Martin Adjunct, Trumpet
Jonathan Martin has degrees from L.S.U., the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Iowa. He began his career as a cornet soloist with the U.S.A.F. "Band of the West" and has performed in almost every genre of music. Dr. Martin has been teaching at the university level since 1991 while continuing to perform in brass quintets, jazz ensembles and orchestras. He is currently second trumpet with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and principal trumpet of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Martin's credits include a number of recordings including a world premier of "Concerto for Two Trumpets and Timpani" by Arnold Rosner and a jazz quartet CD "Standard Jazz".
Dr Martin has performed with such diverse groups/performers as: The Lexington Philharmonic, The Quad Cities Symphony, Bob Hope, Aretha Franklin, Jim Nabors, Bobby Shew, Dudley Moore, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, Dizzy Gillespie, The Big Band of Chicago, Lou Rawls, The New York Tenors, Tom Scott, Dionne Warwick, The Barret Deems Jazz Orchestra, the San Antonio Synphony, the San Antonio Brass, and a number of Broadway shows on tour.
Jonathan Martin is a Conn-Selmer artist. For more information: Jonathan Martin Homepage
Darlene Reed Collaborative Artist
Darlene Reed considers herself a native Pensacolian, having moved here with her parents from Alabama when only nine months old. After receiving her diploma from Escambia High School, where she was Principal violinist in the schoolâ€™s orchestra, she went on to complete the Bachelors and Masters degrees at Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, where she was a student of Dr. Konrad Wolf. She gave her professional debut recital at New York Cityâ€™s Carnegie Hall in November of 1974. Darlene has taught students from beginners to the collegiate level. For nearly 20 years she was the owner and CEO of Professional Printers, Ltd., while continuing her playing career as an accompanist for choral groups and soloist.
Darlene is married to Dr. Larry W. Reed and is the mother of sons Ashley of Mobile, AL who is in printing equipment sales, and Gavin of Houston, TX, a professional freelance French horn player. Darlene and Larry enjoy three grandsons, Camden 10, Alexander 9 and Noah 7.
Dr. Larry Reed
Dr. Larry Reed Adjunct, Music Education
Howard Reddy Adjunct, Voice
Howard is a baritone from Carlow, Ireland. He holds a Masters of Music in Voice & Opera from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he attended on a merit based full tuition scholarship, and as a Fulbright Scholar. He also holds a degree in Law & Business from University College Dublin. Additionally he studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His numerous performance credits include Il Conte Almaviva(Le Nozze di Figaro) for Opera North (UK), Grange Park Opera (UK) and the Curtis Opera Theatre. Mr McLean(Susannah) and Le Podestat(Le Docteur Miracle) for Wexford Festival Opera, Friedrich Bhaer(Little Women), Ceprano (Rigoletto) and Sciarrone (Tosca) for Pensacola Opera, Marcello(La Boheme) for the Chautauqua Institute, Fiorello(Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Marcese(La Traviata) for Opera Festival of New Jersey. Numerous roles for the Curtis Opera Theatre including Marcello(La Boheme), Captain(The Death of Klinghoffer), Ramiro(L'heure espagnole), John Sorel(The Consul), John(Miss Julie), Tarquineas (The Rape of Lucretia) and Le Directeur ( Les Mamelles de Tireasias) among others. Additionally, numerous roles also for the Leinster Opera Studio. His performance of John in Miss Julie is available as a live recording on the Albany Label. Oratorio performances include Bach's Johannes Passion with the Princeton University Choir, Messiah at Yorkminster Cathedral (UK), soloist in Beethoven's 9th with the Northwest Florida Symphony, and finals concert at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York where he was second place overall prizewinner, in addition to numerous other performances with many choral societies. He has appeared in numerous gala concerts with both orchestra and piano throughout the US and Europe. He has a particular passion for musical theatre, Irish song and folk music from around the world. In concert, with his wife mezzo-soprano Hanan Tarabay, they combine their love of many genres in presenting their concert : Duets - Songs of Love & Passion, which is promoted by CMI Entertainment.
Tom Savage Adjunct, Trumpet
Tom Savage was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Salisbury State University in 1988. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance from Pensacola Christian College.
Tom is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild, Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Orchestra Association, Florida Music Teachers Association and The National Association for Music Education. He also performs regularly with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony in Okaloosa County, Florida.
Mr. Savage was a former Band Director/Music Teacher for over 14 years in Maryland and Florida teaching General Music, Elementary, Middle School and High School Band. In the summers of 2005 and 2006 respectively, he directed the Florida Baptist All- State Student Orchestras/Choirs that toured throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. In 2007, he conducted the OBC Handbell Choir and traveled to Kazakhstan, Central Asia, as well as traveled with a small jazz combo to the Dominican Republic in 2009.
Since 2003, Tom serves on the staff of Olive Baptist Church here in Pensacola as the Director of Instrumental Music Ministries and the School of Performing Arts. At Olive, he conducts the Celebration Orchestra, the Ma-jazz-tics Big Band, and many small instrumental ensembles throughout the year. He also serves as the Administrator for the OBC School of Performing Arts and teaches private music lessons.
Gary (Sandy) Spivey
Gary (Sandy) Spivey Adjunct, Saxaphone
Dr. Joseph Stallings
Dr. Joseph Stallings Adjunct, Guitar
Dr. Joe Stallings is the founder and director of the guitar programs at the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College, where he teaches Classical Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Orchestra, Beginning Guitar Class, and Music Theory. He is also the founder and chairman of the Pensacola Guitar Society and the founder and faculty advisor for the Pensacola State College Guitar Association.
Dr. Stallings received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory and Composition and his Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance from Western Kentucky University, and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Guitar Performance from Arizona State University. He is a recipient of the 1996 N.I.S.O.D. Excellence Award from The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, the 1995 Pensacola Junior College Teaching Excellence Award, and the 1992, 1988, and 1986 Department of Music and Theatre's Teaching Excellence Awards. He is a published author and composer and has been a member of the Pensacola State College Academy of Teaching Excellence since 1995.
Hanan Tarabay Adjunct, Voice
Hanan is a mezzo soprano from Pensacola, Florida. After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Hanan attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia on a merit based full tuition scholarship, where she studied voice and opera with Marlena Malas. Performance credits for the Curtis Opera Theatre include Alcina(Bradamante), The Rape of Lucretia(Lucretia), Cosi fan tutte(Dorabella), The death of Klinghoffer(Austrian Woman), The Consul(Vera Boronel), L'incoronazione di Poppea(La Fortuna) and Le Nozze di Figaro(Barbarina) among others. Hanan has also sung roles for Palm Beach Opera(Third Lady in The Magic Flute), Pensacola Opera (Meg in Little Women, Giovanna in Rigoletto and Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd), Chautauqua Institute Opera Festival(Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Carmen in Carmen, Gianetta in L'elixir d'amore) and roles at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Hanan sang Anita in West Side Story in a gala concert performance with the Opera Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy. Hanan also sang the mezzo-soprano solo in Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream with the Pensacola Symphony. She has also been presented in concert at the Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi in Italy and in gala performances in the Netherlands and Ireland. She also enjoys oratorio and chamber music and has performed a variety of works with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra and the Chautauqua Institute Chamber Group. Hanan has performed the Messiah with many choral societies among other works. Hanan also taught voice lessons at the Chautauqua Institute for three summers. Hanan teaches privately from her home in Gulf Breeze and is also adjunct faculty at the University of West Florida. Additionally, Hanan is also presented in concert with her husband baritone Howard Reddy. They combine their love of many genres in presenting their concert : Duets - Songs of Love & Passion, which is promoted by CMI Entertainment.
Tim Willis Adjunct, Brass
Tim Willis was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Mr. Willis taught for 39 years as a high school and middle school band director, serving at Eupora High School in Eupora, MS, Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Fl, Ft. Walton Beach High School, in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl and Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. He was also director of bands at Brownsville Middle School and Jim C. Bailey Middle School in Pensacola, Fl. Mr. Willis' bands have received superior ratings at both District and State band festivals on a consistent basis for thirty six years. Mr. Willis was selected in 2008 by the Florida Bandmasters' Association to receive the Oliver Hobbs award as one of three most outstanding band directors in Florida. Mr. Willis serves as an adjudicator and clinician through out the southeast and is a member of Phi Beta Mu, MENC, ACB. Mr. Willis has been a member of the Pensacola Civic band for over twenty years. He retired from teaching in June of 2010 and now serves as a consultant for the Escambia County School System.
Bethany Witter Adjunct, Flute
Bethany Witter started playing piano at the age of 6 and flute at the age of 9. She grew up playing flute or piano nearly every Sunday in church, and took lessons on both instruments for several years before deciding to pursue the flute exclusively. At the age of 11, Bethany began playing flute with the UWF Symphonic Band under the direction of Richard Glaze, her first flute teacher. Ms. Witter dual-enrolled at UWF and graduated summa cum laude at the age of 19 before going on to get her M.M. from Florida State University. She studied with Ann Leffard while at UWF, and Eva Amsler at FSU.
Ms. Witter plays 2nd flute and piccolo in the Pensacola Symphony and Pensacola Opera. She has played in the Pensacola Symphony since 2001, when she was contracted at the age of 16. She also performed regularly with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra for several years, and has performed with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Pensacola Little Theatre. She has performed in masterclasses for Jeanne Baxtresser, Michel Debost, Leone Buyse, Bart Feller, Linda Chesis, Mary Karen Clardy and Brad Garner. She is the flute instructor at the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College, and has a private studio of flute and piano students.